Definitions for sporadicspəˈræd ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional.
appearing in scattered or isolated instances.
Origin of sporadic:
1680–90; < ML sporadicus < Gk sporadikós <sporad- (s. of sporás strewn, akin to sporáspore )
recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
"a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"
Rare and scattered in occurrence.
Exhibiting random behavior; patternless.
occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic example of a flower
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